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Old 14-03-2018, 10:30   #1
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We are placing our Sail Cat into a charter fleet and this particular boat has a water maker of which we want restricted use while under charter. Any ideas on how to do so? Thank you.
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We are placing our Sail Cat into a charter fleet and this particular boat has a water maker of which we want restricted use while under charter. Any ideas on how to do so? Thank you.
May I ask why?
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You can specify this in the charter agreement and note that if the charter party violates that agreement then he/she will be liable for all repairs and damage.

However, at the end of the day the only way to be sure is to disconnect it or disable it in some way so that it can't be turned on.
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Disconnect the wiring. Lock the thru hulls and put a kill switch in a locked cabinet.
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We are placing our Sail Cat into a charter fleet and this particular boat has a water maker of which we want restricted use while under charter. Any ideas on how to do so? Thank you.
If you happen to be the owner of a Bali 4.0 managed by DYC please be aware that I have chartered your boat based on the promise that it would have a watermaker....
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HI, no, not me. That's a nice boat, I hope that you enjoy your time.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Miss Magic.
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You could also install a Hobbs meter, er, that is a run time meter.


They're very inexpensive, dead simple to wire up.
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Disconnect or remove the water maker. Let the charter co. know she does not have a water maker. I don't know what your rational is. But that's your prerogative.
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I thought that you had to operate those things regularly to keep them working, and long idle periods are bad for them.
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It's electric so can't you just put a timer on it. With a bypass when it is turned off.
There are solenoids that will accomplish this as well.
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Mine has an hour meter on it so you could check at beginning and end of charter if yours has the same.
I can understand why you want to do this as these things are fussy about how they are run. Completely robust if run properly but easy to damage if not. I would just disconnect it and get them to use the boat's tankage.
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We are placing our Sail Cat into a charter fleet and this particular boat has a water maker of which we want restricted use while under charter. Any ideas on how to do so? Thank you.

Why? it is only a pump and a filter, albeit and expensive one.

If trying to save money why not restrict the use of the sails/ heads/ engines?


Remove it and then nothing to worry about - should be a 10 min task.
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Pull out the membrane and store it off the boat in a container made from a length 4" PVC pipe with screw plug on one end. Fill with either sodium metabisulfite or pink anti-freeze to preserve the membrane almost indefinitely (I re-commissioned one after 10 years of storage in sodium metabisulfite). Disconnect wiring from the pump switch and put a label on the controls stating "watermaker NOT functional, no membrane installed, pump disabled". Even if your charter customer reconnects it, all that will happen is water will be pumped through the membrane chamber and flow overboard.
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Put a key switch in the power supply.
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